No shit – the world’s biggest Maori cultural event is being held now, but in which country?

Nope. Alf was not wrong when his ears pricked up this morning at some babbling from Radio NZ.

He has revisited the news item and it confirmed that the buggers who write the stuff for Te Manu Korihi News just love to portray the country’s indigenous persons as achievers of the the biggest, the brightest  and the best.

Not only in this country. They are big globally.

And so the listening audience was told this morning:

The stage is set; the kapa haka crowds have booked out accommodation, and Hagley Park in Christchurch is the venue for the biggest Maori cultural event in the world – Te Matatini – which begins today with a massive powhiri just before midday.

The biggest Maori cultural event in the world?

No shit!

Now – stand up anyone who thought the biggest Maori cultural event in the world might have been held in – well, let’s say Bosnia, or Syria, or maybe  China.

 

 

 

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3 Responses to No shit – the world’s biggest Maori cultural event is being held now, but in which country?

  1. OlderChas says:

    Same on the TV news last night. “The biggest kapa haka event in the world.”

  2. Lindsay says:

    Family reacted exactly the same way at the dinner table last night when it was reported similarly in the TV3. We had fun coming up with parallels eg NZ Kiwi sanctuary – biggest in the world!

  3. Brendan says:

    We are starting to sound like the Yank’s with the “world Series”…only played by American teams….talk about embarrassing!

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